Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

P.O. Box 749
Laguna Beach, CA 92652 USA

Series 3, Vol. 5, No. 10
October 1, 2004

Mik'n by Jan Tallevast

Heyla, Misty fans!

Happy Halloween, Blessed Samhain, and other appropriate holiday greetings to one and all! If you happen to dress up in Misty-related garb for Halloween, a Renaissance Faire or similar event, we’d love have you send us a picture for the newsletter.

We know that we have a number of members in the areas that have been hard hit by the hurricanes. Please let us know if you are okay and/or if you need anything.

Please keep your e-mail addresses up to date! We’re developing a rather long list (see below) of members who have gone missing because we do not have a valid e-mail address for them. If you know any of these folks, please let them know that we are looking for them. (We worry when we can’t reach you <g>.)

We’ve had several people contact us with requests for an RP/chat. Please send Danya at Legend@malcor.com the days and times you can attend so she can try to work something out.

If you have something of interest going on in your life that you would like other members to know about, please let Danya know at Legend@malcor.com. She’d love to pass the word along to fellow fans!

Publication News:

This month, look for the paperback of Exile’s Valor and the hardcover version of Phoenix and Ashes.

The paperback edition of The Fairy Godmother will be released in November 2004.

Misty has a short story in The Sword of Knowledge, which has a released date of January 2005, but you can preorder your copy at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/bkfanml.htm. A portion of all proceeds from orders placed through the Dragonlords’ Bookstore goes to support Queen’s Own. This is how we keep memberships free, so we really appreciate your support! Stoned Souls (with Josepha Sherman) also has a release date of January 2005. Other upcoming releases include Ill Met By Moonlight (March 2005), Sanctuary (March 2005), the mass market paperback edition of Alta (March 2005), the paperback edition of This Scepter’d Isle (February 2005), the paperback edition of Burning Water (January 2005; yes, that’s a Di Tregarde story being re-released!), and the paperback edition of Mad Maudlin (May 2005).

Chapter News:

The Vanyel Fan Club (VFC) is having a meeting of local members at the Starbucks on Muirlands in Lake Forest, CA on October 9th at 10 AM. All QO members are welcome. Message Danya at Legend@malcor.com for directions if you plan to attend.

Any other chapters who are planning events, please send your information to us so we can let other QO members know about your activities.

Hope all goes well for you, and we’ll see you in November!


Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

Ren Faires:

Here are the Faires we know about for October. Faires are indexed alphabetically by state. Have any information about any other Renaissance Faires in your area? Send it to us at Legend@malcor.com.


ALABAMA RENAISSANCE FAIRE. Site Address: Wilson Park, Florence, Alabama. Dates: 10/30/04 - 10/31/04.


CALIFORNIA CITY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: parksandrec@cis.com. Website: http://www.cal-city.net. Address: California City Renaissance Faire, 21000 Hacienda, California City, CA 93505. Site Address: 10560 Hether Ave., California City, CA. Dates: 10/ 22/04 – 10/24/2004. Open/Close: Fri. 5 AM - 9 PM., Sat. 12 PM - 9 PM, Sun. 12 PM - 5 PM.

CALIFORNIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. Website: http://www.calshakes.org. Address: The Bruns Amda Theatre, Gateway Boulevard, Orinda, CA. Dates: 6/5/94 – 10/10/04.

THE ESCONDIDO RENAISSANCE FAIRE AND SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK—FALL. E-mail: goldcoastprod@msn.com. Website: http://www.goldcoastfestivals.com. Address: Condit Wixon, 2219 E Thousand Oaks Blvd., #303, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362. Site Address: Felicita Park, Escondido, CA. Dates: 10/30/04 – 10/31/04. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM.

FOLSOM RENAISSANCE FAIRE AND TOURNAMENT. E-mail: strobee@folsom.ca.us. Address: Sarah Trobee, Folsom City Lions Park, Folsom, CA, 95630. Site Address: Folsom City Park. Dates: 10/16/04 – 10/17/04. Open/Close: 10 AM - 5 PM.

HANFORD CA RENAISSANCE OF KINGS CULTURAL ARTS FAIRE. E-mail: bbrown@ci.hanford.ca.us. Website: http://www.RenofKings.org. Address: Bob Brown, Hanford City Recreation Dapartment, 315 N Douty St., Hanford, CA, 93230. Site Address: Civic Auditorium Park (400 N. Douty St.), Hanford, CA. Dates: 10/2/04 – 10/3/04. Open/Close: 10 AM – 6 PM; Sun. until 5 PM.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: Michael@norcalrenfaire.org, information@norcalrenfaire.org. Website: http://www.norcalrenfaire.org. Site Address: Casa de Fruta, Hollister, CA. Dates: 9/18/04-10/24/04. Open/Close: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

SAINT PAUL NEWMAN CENTER RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: eileen@scufnewman.com. Website: http://www.csufnewman.com. Dates: 10/30/04 – 10/31/04. Open/Close: 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun until 4 PM. Address: Ray Born, St Paul Newman Center, 1572 E Barstow Ave, Fresno CA, 93710. / Site Address: St Paul Newman Center, Fresno, CA.


CONNECTICUT RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: brian@ctfaire.com. Website: http://www.ctfaire.com. Address: Brian Harvard, 390 Woodstock Ave, Putnam, CT, 06260. Site Address: Woodstock Fairgrounds, Route 169, Woodstock, CT. Dates: 9/25/04 – 10/17/04. Open/Close: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.


GEORGIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. E-mail: boxoffice@gashakespeare.org. Website: http://www.gashakespeare.org. Dates: 6/9/04 – 10/31/04. Address: 4484 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30319.


GREYLIGHT THEATRE STHRN IL RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: mail@greylight-theatre.org. Website: http://www.greylight-theatre.org. Address: Don Elwell, Greylight Theatre, 1337 Walnut, Murphysboro, IL, 62966. Site Address: Murphysboro, IL. Dates: 10/10/04 – 10/17/04. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM, Sun. 11 AM.

STRONGHOLD'S OLDE ENGLISH FAIRE. E-mail: info@strongholdcenter.org. Website: http://www.strongholdcenter.org. Address: Stronghold Conference Center, PO Box 199, Oregon, IL, 61061. Site Address: Stronghold Conference Center, Illinois Rt 2 N. in Oregon, IL. Dates: 10/1/04 – 10/3/04. Open/Close: 9 AM - 4 PM.


DES MOINES RENAISSANCE FAIRE & FALL FEST. E-mail: gregfest@netins.net. Website: http://www.festint.com. Address: Greg Schmidt, Festivals Intl., 508 4th Ave. N., Clear Lake, IA, 50428. Site Address: Water Works Park, Des Moines, IA. Dates: 10/9/04 – 10/10/04. Open/Close: 11 AM - 6 PM.


BRIDGEWATER RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: bwrenfaire@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.bwrenfaire.us. Address: Lady Phyllis Abbott, 8652 SE Hwy 166, Baxter Springs, KS, 66713. Site Address: North of Baxter Springs, KS behind High School. Dates: 10/2/04. Open/Close: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

GREAT PLAINS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Address: P.O. Box 16326Wichita, Kansas, 67216. Site Address: Sedgwick County Park. Dates: 10/02/04 - 10/03/04.

KANSAS CITY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: renfest@kcrenfest.com. Website: http://www.kcrenfest.com. Address: Carrie Shoptaw, 207 Westport Rd., Ste 206, Kansas City, MO, 64111. Site Address: 628 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, KS. Dates: 9/4/04 – 10/17/04. Open/Close: 10:00 AM – ­ 7:00 PM.


YE OLDE MEDIEVAL FAIRE. E-mail: info@yeoldemedievalfaire.com. Website: http://www.yeoldemedievalfaire.com. Address: Maldan Intl., 17 Moose Trail Dr, West Bath, ME, 04530. Site Address: Thomas Point Beach, 28 Meadow Rd. Dates: 10/9/04 – 10/10/04. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM.


THE MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: cspedden@erols.com. Website: http://www.rennfest.com. Address: Carolyn Spedden, Intl. Renaissance Festivals Ltd., P.O. Box 315, Crownsville, MD, 21032. Site Address: Crownsville Rd., Crownsville, MD. Dates: 8/28/04 – 10/24/04. Oipen/Close: 10:30 AM - 7 PM.


KING RICHARD'S FAIRE. E-mail: info@kingrichardsfaire.net. Website: http://www.kingrichardsfaire.net. Address: Bonnie Shapiro, 140 Gideon's Point Rd., Tonka Bay, MN, 55331. Site Address: Rt. 58, S. Carver, MA. Dates: 9/4/04 – 10/24/04. Open/Close: 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM.


GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: brianandhaskin@aol.yahoo. Website: http://www2.qvsu.edu/~gvren. Address: Grand Valley State Univ, Brian Haskin, One Campus Dr, Allendale, MI. Site Address: Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI. Dates: 10/9/04 –10/10/04. Open/Close: 10 AM – dusk.


AGE OF CHIVALRY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: salibab@co.clark.NV.US. Website: http://www.lvrenfair.com. Address: Clark County Park & Rec, 2601 E. Sunset Rd., Las Vegas, NV, 89120. Site Address: Sunset Regional Park, Las Vegas. Dates: 10/7/04 – 10/10/04. Open/Close: 10 AM - 10 PM, Sun until 5 PM.

New Jersey

NEW JERSEY FAMILY MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL. E-mail: PaladinMusic@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.ThePaladin.com/festivals.html. Address: Mr. Chris Lance, Paladin Music Ent., Inc., P.O. Box 243, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Site Address: Concert Field, Waterloo Village, 525 Waterloo Rd. Dates: 10/24/04. Open/Close: 11 AM - 5 PM.

NEW JERSEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. E-mail: info@shakespearenj.org. Website: http://www.shakespearenj.org. Address: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Box Office, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, NJ, 07940. Dates: 6/8/04 – 12/26/04.

New Mexico

FARMINGTON RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: rwelch@fmtn.org. Website: http://www.farmingtonmuseum.org. Address: Farmington Museum, Richard Welch, 3041 E Main St, Farmington, NM, 87402. Site Address: Rocky Reach Landing, off Browning Pkwy, in Farmington, NM. Dates: 10/16/04 – 10/17/04. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM.

New York

LORD BRANDON'S BAWDY BETROTHAL FEAST. Site Address: The Huntington Townhouse124 E. Jerich Tpk., Huntington Station, New York, 11756. Dates: 9/11/04, 9/18/04, 10/02/04, 10/09/04, 10/30/04, 11/06/04.

THE MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL AT FORT TRYON PARK. E-mail: WHIDC@aol.com. Website: http://members.aol.com/whidc or http://www.UptownWench.com. Address: WHIDC, Dennis Reeder, 57 Wadsworth Ave., New York, NY, 10033. Site Address: Fort Tryon Park, around Manhattan's Cloisters. Dates: 10/3/04. Open/Close: 12 PM - 6 PM.

North Carolina

CAROLINA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: carolinarenfest@royalfaires.com. Website: http://www.royalfaires.com. Address: Jeffrey Siegel, P.O. Box 165, Davidson, NC, 28036. Site Address: Junction of Poplar Tent Rd. and Hwy 73 in Huntersville, NC. Dates: 10/2/04 – 11/14/04. Open/Close: 10 AM - 5:30 PM.


GUTHRIE SCOTTISH RITE MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL. E-mail: gsrite@earthlink.net. Website: http://www.guthriescottishrite.org. Address: Gruthrie Scottish Rite, P.O. Box 70, Guthrie, OK, 73044. Site Address: Oklahoma & Capitol Sts, Guthrie, OK. Dates: 10/30/04 – 10/31/04. Open/Close: 9 AM - 6 PM, Sun. until 5 PM.


OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. E-mail: boxoffice@osfashland.org. Website: http://www.osfashland.org. Address: P.O. Box 158, Ashland, OR, 97520. Dates: 2/20/04 – 10/31/04.


PENNSYLVANIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: tom@parenfaire.com. Website: http://www.parenaissancefaire.com. Address: Tom Roy, Mount Hope Estate & Winery, P.O. Box 685, Cornwall, PA, 17016. Site Address: 83 Mansion House Rd., Manheim, PA. Dates: 8/14/04 – 10/24/04. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6:30 PM.


TEXAS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: patty@texrenfest.com. Website: http://www.texrenfest.com. Address: Pat Brantner, 21778 FM 1774, Plantersville, TX, 77363. Site Address: Plantersville, TX. Dates: 10/2/04 – 11/14/04. Open/Close: 9 AM – dusk.


UTAH SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL. E-mail: usfboxoffice@suu.edu. Website: http://www.bard.org. Address: 351 W. Center Street, Cedar City, UT, 84720. Dates: 6/24/04 – 10/30/04.


ANNUAL HARVEST FAIRE. E-mail: info@harvestfaire.org. Website: http://www.harvestfaire.org. Address: Harvest Faire, P.O. Box 61054, Virginia Beach, VA, 23466. Site: Mariners' Museum Park, Warwick Blvd at J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Dates: 10/15/04 – 10/17/04. Open/Close: Fri. 4 PM – 12 AM, Sat. 8 a.m. – 12 AM, Sun. 8 AM - 4 PM.

RADFORD HIGHLANDERS FESTIVAL. E-mail: thurt@radford.edu. Website: http://www.radford.edu/festival. Address: Kitty Irwin, P.O. Box 6916, Radford, VA, 24142. Site Address: Moffett Field, RU Campus. Dates: 10/9/04. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM.


RINGCON, A GATHERING OF THE CLANS OF MIDDLE EARTH. E-mail: 84983350171446330@comcast.net. Website: http://www.ringcon.com. Address: Ronald Cleveland, 12016 134th Ave. KPN, Gig Harbor, WA, 98329. Site Address: Doubletree Hotel near SeaTac Intl. Airport. Dates: 10/29/04 – 10/31/04. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM, Sun. until 5 PM.


RETURN TO CAMELOT HARVEST FAIRE. Site Address: Fabisch Rd At State Road 33Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, 53916. Dates: 10/09/04 - 10/10/04.


SUMMER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. E-mail: captain_chase@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.summershakespeare.com. Address: 350 Maple Row, Saint John, NB, CANADA, E2M 2A6. Dates: 7/10/04 – 10/24/04.

For additional Ren. Faire information, visit the Renaissance Faire Homepage at http://www.renfaire.com and the Renaissance Magazine site at http://www.renaissancemagazine.com.


These are the upcoming cons we know about. Have any information about conventions in your area? Send it to us at Legend@malcor.com.


CON*STELLATION XXIII: DELPHINUS. Website: http://www.con-stellation.org/. E-mail: constell@con-stellation.org. Address: Holiday Inn Express, Huntsville, Alabama. Dates: 10/04


WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2004. Website: http://www.worldfantasy.org/. E-mail: info@worldfantasy2004.org. Address: Tempe, Arizona. Dates: 10/31/04 – 11/3/04.


BORDER WARS. Website: http://www.hahmgs.org/. E-mail: bbeal@cysource.com. Address: Best Western Inn, Kansas City, Kansas. Dates: 10/8/04 - 10/10/04.


D20CON. Website: http://www.d20con.com. E-mail: redstrm@cox.net. Address: Landmark Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana. Dates: 10/9/04 - 10/10/04.


LAS VEGAS COMIC CON. Website: http://www.lasvegascomiccon.com. E-mail: Angie@lasvegascomiccon.com. Address: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. Dates: 10/29/04 - 10/31/04.


CAPCLAVE 2004. Website: http://www.wsfa.org/. E-mail: capclave@keithlynch.net. Address: Tysons Corner Marriott, Vienna, Virginia. Dates: 10/15/04 - 10/17/04.

CAPITAL ASSOCIATES. Website: http://www.capicons.com/. E-mail: comicshow@aol.com. Address: Tysons Westpark Hotel, McLean, Virginia. Dates: 10/10/04.


TOY, MODEL AND COLLECTABLES SHOW. Website: http://users.uniserve.com/~lswong/Comicon.html. E-mail: lswong@uniserve.com. Address: Heritage Hall, Vancouver, British Columbia. Dates: 10/31/04.


GALILEO7 - 8 CONVENTION. Website: http://www.galileo7.de. E-mail: info@galileo7.de. Address: Swissôtel Neuss, Düsseldorf / Neuss, Nordrhein-Westphalen. Dates: 10/1/04 - 10/3/04.


OCTOCON 2004. Website: http://www.octocon.com. E-mail: info2004@octocon.com. Address: Chief O'Neill's Hotel, Smithfield Village, Dublin, Ireland. Dates: 10/16/04 - 10/17/04.

New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND DIPLOMACY CHAMPIONSHIPS. Website: http://daanz.org.au/dip-tournaments.htm. E-mail: willb@esp.co.nz. Address: Newmarket Returned Services Club, Auckland, New Zealand. Dates: 10/23/04 - 10/25/04.

United Kingdom

CULT TV FESTIVAL. Website: http://www.cult.tv. E-mail: enquiries@culttv.net. Address: Sand Bay Holiday Village, Somerset, UK. Dates: 10/8/04 - 10/11/04.

For additional Convention information, visit Convention Outpost by Jenga at http://www.geocities.com/jengacons/.

Winget Warrior by Jan Tallevast

Member News:

For definitions of our fannish jargon, read the 12-page booklet "Pros & Cons: An Introduction to Fandom" written by Elizabeth Barrette. Send $1.00 and a $0.37 stamp (or $1.00 and 2 IRCs) to Queen's Own, P.O. Box 749, Laguna Beach, CA, 92652. Make checks payable to "Linda Malcor" in US funds only.

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Collegium News:

We have individual handouts for aspiring Heralds, Healers, Bards, Blues, Mercenaries, Tayledras, Shin'a'in, and White Winds Sorcerers/Sorceresses and instructions on how to work for Herald-Mage status if you are already a Herald or for a Kal'enedral if you are already a Shin'a'in. You can find these handouts online at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qohandouts.htm.

You need a release form (online at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qomlrel2.htm) if you write a story set in Misty's worlds or using any of her characters. You do not need a release for a character sketch, poem or filk. All Misty wants to do is protect her characters and her worlds. Send the release form (you do NOT need to include the story) to Misty c/o High Flight Arts and Letters, P.O. Box 2970, Claremore, OK 74017. Do NOT include the original of the release form with your persona material; send it to Misty. Send a copy to us.

All personae materials should be sent to the QO address or submitted by e-mail to Legend@malcor.com and healermoon@gmail.com.

If you were working on a persona who is no longer listed at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qochat.htm that means we have not heard from you in over a year. To revive your persona, simply message Danya at Legend@malcor.com and tell her that your persona is in "Deep Storage." She will pull it out for you and reactivate your submission.

If you are a returning member who has recently activated your membership in Queen’s Own and we have forgotten to list you, message Danya at Legend@malcor.com, and she’ll make sure you are greeted in the next newsletter.

Lost . . .

One of the challenges running an online club is that people don’t always leave a forwarding address when they move . We are missing current e-mail addresses for the following members:

If you know any of these folks, please have them contact Danya at Legend@malcor.com with a current e-mail address.

Zaelle by Jan Tallevast

From Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn:

Eesh! Busy month! My sister-in-law and cousin both decided to get married, with all the attendant madness that involves <G>. My book (From Scythia to Camelot) is coming out in Russian; the Hungarian translation will follow shortly, and both the German and Italian translations are in the works. With all the “back to school” madness, I really didn’t need my downstairs toilet to spring a leak . . . Life happens <g>.

We’ve had several missing members come out of the woodwork this month, which is great! If you know any of the other folk, give them a nudge to send us an updated e-mail address. We worry when we don’t hear from you!

I’m looking forward to meeting some of you with the VFC at the Starbuck’s in Lake Forest on October 9th. It’s been a long time since we’ve had one of these get-togethers, and I miss them.

I’m in the market for a mahogany sable or sable and white male collie pup. I’d like to take him at about 8 weeks, and I need a few weeks’ notice to get ready for him. If you have any leads, please let me know at Legend@malcor.com.

As you do your holiday shopping, please consider making purchases through the Dragonlords’ Bookstore at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/bkstore.htm. A portion of all proceeds goes to help pay for QO. This is how we keep our memberships free, and we really need to do well over the holiday season (This is when our website fees, P.O. Box fees and such all come due.). We thank you so much for your support!

Finally got most of my artwork up in my new home. I’m beginning to feel as if we’ve really moved in . I’m having fun trying to figure out how to decorate the new house for Halloween. I don’t seem to have as many flat surfaces, but I have a covered patio that is great for hanging special effect, drop-down ghoulies and such. Write to us and let us know what you are doing for the holidays. We love to hear from you!




Queen's Own is the official Mercedes Lackey Appreciation Society. Our purpose is to share our enjoyment of Misty's worlds. We are a fan-run not-for-profit organization, not a business. Our address of publication: P.O. Box 749, Laguna Beach, CA 92652 USA. This newsletter is published solely to inform and entertain the club's membership; no infringement of anyone's copyrights is intended.

Newsletters are published on (or near) the first of each month.

Co-Editor/Co-President Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn (L.A. Malcor; AOL-IM SN Shashtah; Legend@malcor.com)

Co-Editor/Co-President Healer Adept Moonstar (Kendra Renaud; AOL-IM SN healermoon; healermoon@gmail.com)

The featured artist for this newsletter is Jan Tallevast All drawings in this newsletter are © to the credited artist. All rights reserved. If you would like your art to be featured in the online version of the QO newsletter, send .gifs or .jpgs to Legend@malcor.com or hardcopy to Queen's Own, P.O. Box 749, Laguna Beach, CA 92652.

Mercedes Lackey does not receive mail at the Queen's Own address. Fanmail to Mercedes Lackey and releases for fan fiction should be sent to:

Mercedes Lackey
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P.O. Box 2970
Claremore, OK 74017


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